LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. — YARDMAX, a manufacturer of outdoor power equipment (OPE), announces the availability of its new line of YARDMAX plate compactors. Presented in varying compaction forces of 1,850 pounds, 2,500 pounds and 3,000 pounds, this equipment is designed to meet the demands of any small- to medium-sized outdoor project, delivering consistent compaction force to lengthen the life of the applied pavement.

Engineered for packing down loose, granular soils, gravel, sand and other crushed aggregate, YARDMAX plate compactors ensure reduced water seepage, swelling and erosion to create a tight, air-free foundation with long lasting effect. This equipment eases the operator’s workload by offering premium design features — such as solid steel parts, attached wheels for easy transportation, recoil ignition and vibration-absorbing handles, as standard — for no upcharge.

“The versatility delivered by this family of products matches the needs and various levels of expertise our customers have,” said Shad Shafer, YARDMAX vice president. “As we continue to expand our product line with a wide range of offerings, we’re dedicated to maintaining a strong customer focus and delivering what’s missing in the market.”

The efficient 79cc 1,850 pound compaction force plate compactor delivers 5,900 blows per minute using a 2.5 horsepower engine. Additionally, the mid-size 196cc 2,500 pound compaction force plate compactor produces 5,500 blows per minute using a 6.5 horsepower engine to help resist erosion and maintain the integrity of pavement jobs. Additional features included on small- to mid-sized YARDMAX plate compactors consist of:

  • Self-propelled drive
  • Single, stamped solid steel plate with no weld beads to prevent rusting
  • Fold-up transport wheels attached
  • Mounted, three-point handle with rubber bushings for vibration absorption
  • Fold-down handle for compact storage
  • Stamping pad available to act as a buffer between plate and surface
  • Recoil ignition for simple starting
  • OHV-overhead valve engine
  • Centrifugal flyweight for optimal engine control

For customers who desire a heavier duty model, YARDMAX offers its 3,000 pound compaction force plate compactor. Built with a Briggs & Stratton 6.5 horsepower OHV engine to provide the precise amount of power, this machine delivers cleaner, more fuel-efficient results. This model has additional features including:

  • 208cc displacement
  • Delivers 5,500 blows per minute
  • Gas tank strainer & anti-splash device included for safety and convenience